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long to get undercontrol. >> an overnight arson investigation at a carport, why poles were at that same location the night before. >> police reveal new information about a man who gunned down a san jose couple. they are hoping it leads to his capture. >> plus we are getting our first look at the lights on the new bay bridge. how those will keep you drivers on course. mornings on 2 begins right now. >> complete bay area news coverage starts right now. this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, to you i am dave clark. >> i am claudine wong, tori campbell has the day off. a water main break sends watering gushing down the street. tara moriarty is live in san francisco's castro district to explain what caused it and how long it took to turn the water off. >> reporter: it looks like a drunk driver was responsible. you can still see remnants of
the glass and the car. as we go over here you can see where the fire hydrant used to be, that is where -- that hole shows where it was until a drunk driver came along. now at least 50,000 gallons of water gushed 50 feet into the air for three hours this morning. that is because witnesses say a drunk driver smashed into the fire hydrant and crewed had a hard time turning off the valve. eventually they parked their truck over it and able to get their wrenches in there and shut it off. it happened around 2:00 and they took the driver into custody. there was no water off but there was low pressure. the person will end up footing
the bill for a new one and a hefty water bill to pay as well. eventually this hydrant will be replaced. >> an arrest has been made in a 5 hour stand off comes to an end. last night a swat team surrounded a house there. the gunman was holding hostages. during the stand off several people walked out of the house. then just after 11:00 p.m. deputies stormed that house and they arrested the suspect. san francisco firefighters were called to the presidio during the night someone living nearby reported searing fire on a hillside. when they got there at 2:30 this morning they found bushes and trees on fire. they put it out in just about 15 minutes.
no one was hurt. a firefighter was taken to the hospital for possible exhaustion. all of this is still under investigation. >> well, time now is 7:03. san jose police have released new information in their search for the man suspected in a double homicide. janine de la vega is live at a memorial for the victims and information on the suspects car, janine. >> reporter: police want people to be on the lookout for a specific type of car they believe that the suspect was driving. there has been a huge outpouring of sympathy and support for the couple who lived at this home. you can see people left flowers and these candles burning all night. here is a picture of the car similar to the one police say castro medina is driving, a 2006 black max mam maxima with that license plate. they think he is headed there.
authorities say he gunned them down early monday morning at their home there. neighbors found their three children cry ing on the porch after the shooting. >> now all three have been orphaned, they will grow up without parents and the officers have started a victim assistance fund. >> a vigil for the parents was held last night. dozens of family and friends showed up to express their support. these children are being cared for by their aunt. as you heard police say the police officers union has set up a fund to help the children for clothes, food and for back to school supplies. if you would like to help you cap go to our website at ktvu.com and click on web links. janine de de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> police searching through video trying to find four men accuse accused of a robbery
and shooting in a mall. they were inside the mall about 12:15 yesterday when police say the men stormed in with semi automatic weapons and crowbars. the men demanded the owner open up the safe and threatened to shoot her. she says one of the men fired a shot to break open in a display glass. one shopper we talked to says it has made her more cautious. >> i will probably think twice, probably look around, probably be a little bit more aware of my surroundings now especially if i have my grandkids or daughter with them. >> they say security was able to follow them for a short time after they jumped into two get away cars. one a mercedes, the other a black lexus, last seen heading north on 880. >> the san francisco fire department is sending out a warning to make sure you don't become the victim of a scam. the department says someone has
been calling homes and businesses using their name to ask for money or personal items. the department says it never solicits. if you think you have been a victim call the fire department. the board of oakland is losing business to canada. at 7:15 the financial incentive luring shipping companies to dock north of the border. >> time now 7:06. the city of oakland sending a message to clean up and move out. the message is sent to squatters taking over vacant properties. the city tells us they have issued a 30 day nuisance notice to the bank that owns a 4 unit building at 2825 valla sido place. the city wants it cleaned up and the people living there moved out. however those who are living there say they have cleaned up and they don't have to pay rent. we are going to keep following this story. we will see where it leads to, what develops. >> all right, 7:07. let's head to sal castaneda for
a look at the roads. >> it looks pretty good. as a matter of fact i am not all that disappointed with the bay bridge today on a friday. let's take a look. it is nice and light. i think dave called it first when he said it is friday light. i am thinking dave do you know think i don't. well the man was correct. it is friday light coming into san francisco. remember tonight is the san francisco giants at dodgers game and getting into the city later today might be different. a lot of people will come in for that game. this is the 880 freeway here at the coliseum. traffic moving well in both directions. in the south bay northbound 17 at hamilton avenue an accident on the shoulder causing slow traffic. it is out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >> sal, thank you. lots going on for the weekend events. we will get to those in a sec and a big fog bank up there, way up there, 2500 feet, local drizzle as well, misty
conditions around the bay. the fog will come down, higher clouds yesterday are gone now into idaho, they came back yesterday afternoon, made for nice cloud formations. the gilroy garlic festival as you know can be hot this time of year. that will not be the case. 80s or upper 70s or 80s, cool and nice and warmer each day. also in sonoma the nhra drag racing will be about the same. you can't beat the weekend weather, warmer sunday. gusts 22, fairfield travis airforce base also overcast there, they get low clouds but when it overcast it is rare. a breeze there. some low clouds will max themselves out, 50s to 60s, 51 to 60, not that. santa rosa there. they are gone, there is one more enhancing fog and giving us drizzle as way. lake tahoe forecast looks nice, cool in the morning but nice during the day, each day
warmer, close to 80 by sunday. fog and a lot of it. sun, breezy, cool morning. misty for some. cool, to mild to warm put the warm is not very warm, 60s, 70s and 80s in locations that should be 10 degrees warmer for sure. 76 walnut creek, 79 livermore, alameda 64, 77 san jose, reid hill low 80s, santa clara 80s, san mateo, redwood shores burlingame low 70s, san bruno 68, those are your temperatures there, warmer inland on monday- tuesday. >> cal trans is testing a first of its kind system that will light up the new span of the bay bridge. here is how it looked as cal trans flipped the switch, there it goes for the first time on those lights last night. the company that makes the
poles said it imposes special challenges and called for 5 sided light poles but they have to stand up to an earthquake. >> a normal cal trans pole may only be half half an inch thick and this is two inches thick to take the shock of an earthquake. >> they say it will cut down on light pollution and is more energy efficient and will better light the bridge without blinding drivers. there will be 48,000 lights on. >> it well the state money parks money surplus scandal has led to two more resignations and now people who have dug deep into their pockets to keep them open making their own demands. >> plus all eyes on london for the opening ceremonies for the games. what you can expect and how organizers are responding to concerns. so jack, why'd you wanna have me in your commercial
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well, lots of low clouds and fog, temperatures 50s, will end up in the 60s by the coast, 70s around the bay, big fog bank out there, upper 70s low 80s inland. >> 7:13. 1 person has died, 5 others hurt after severe thunderstorms rumbled from oklahoma to the northeast. you think that is dramatic, a transformer exploding in stoney point, new york, thousands of residents lost electricity. more than 800 flights were cancelled. the governor of new york declared a state of emergency after a tornado rips the roofs of homes there. 16,000 people lost power, several buildings, including a
hospital were damaged. >> seen my ac coming through the window so i had to hold it then i saw like the sky was just like blank because it was going by so fast. >> how did you feel? >> scared. my heart was beating fast and i was worried about getting my son out. >> the red cross set up a shelter there. officials are telling residents to stay inside until that debris is cleaned up. >> one person has been killed and four injured after a gas leak at a factory owned by a supplier to apple. officials say a gas leak from a liquid waste treatment workshop yesterday at the factory owned by castro technology. they have come under fire recently after those. federal transportation officials are releasing a new report saying the port of oakland is losing business to canada. ktvu channel 2 reporter scott mcfarlane is live in our washington, d.c. newsroom with
the financial incentive drawing shipping companies north, scott. >> reporter: yeah, this threatens to squeeze local long shoremen and local port area businesses. the u.s. transportation department saying this morning canada is providing, overall shipment savings over ports in the bay area. in part because of a controversial $109 per container tax the u.s. levees. one congressman calls that tax an invisible blockade. >> in canada they don't have a similar tax and that puts us at a competitive disadvantage. >> congressional leaders say u.s. businesses are hurting but so too is the treasury because more ships are going to canada versus the bay area, the u.s. losing tax revenue, two billion dollars over the next 10 years. live in washington, scott mcfarlane, ktvu channel 2 news. >> 7:16, president obama may be trying to steal some of the limelight from mitt romney.
this morning the president will sign legislation that expands military and civilian cooperation with israel. that is all ahead of mitt romney's trip to israel tomorrow. romney is often criticized president obama's policies towards israel. in just a couple of hours from now the olympics opening ceremony begins in london. ♪ [ music ] >> oh, yeah, they are jumping. the three hour event produced by director danny boyle of slumdog millionaire fame. paul mccartney will perform, queen elizabeth will open the games, the one thing they are keeping a secret, who has been chosen to light the olympic
caldron. >> there is video of the first lady there at the let's move, event. she ties that in there. they did that there. she kept up with all of them and had sports figures with her as well. >> an analysis has discovered millions sitting in special funds at state agencies one week after a hidden fund scandal at the state parks department. some examples cited by the newspaper, an account that helps build state courts had 27 million dollars more than reported. a fund that helps problem gamblers had 7.9 million more than reported. another fund that assisted in prison guard training had 6.4 million more. they had others and they are going through them line by line
to investigate it. many people who donated money to save our parks are saying they want a refund. that stems from a financial scandal involving 54 million hidden by two state parks as they were facing foreclosure because of a lack of money. they are being asked to make sure it goes to the parks. meantime two more employees have decided to step down. >> you drivers will soon be able to feed the meter without getting out of your car. in a few weeks an app will be available to allow drivers to pay to park at a meter with their smart phones. >> as more and more smart phone users out there more interest in bringing them into the 21st century. >> the city plans to test the program on locust street then all downtown meters with that app within six months. city leaders in sebastopol
asked them to delay installing smart meters, however pg&e says it is going to push ahead. pg&e says it will continue because otherwise they say those customers would be at a disadvantage. pg&e says smart meters help it restore power quicker when there are power outages. >> 7:19, a cool morning this morning. but things are warming up. a live look outside. a little gray today but steve paulson will be here to tell you what your friday and your weekends are going to look like. >> also frightening moments for a homeowner in stanislaus county at that house, what she did when an 80 pound mountain lion knocked down her door. >> good morning. if you are driving in san francisco, the track looks good but you might still want to avoid san francisco later. we will explain.
authorities killed a mountain lion after it knocked down the door of this home. the homeowner called 911 after she heard a loud crash and commotion, she thought she was reporting a burglary, deputies arrived and didn't find the suspect they thought they were looking for, instead that guy, the mountain lion hiding in a tree, authorities shot it saying it posed public safety hazard. >> interesting. three true flies were found in santa clara and they are moving fast to get rid of them. the will put out traps to kill them. 50 traps will be set up every mile for 16 miles, fruit flies attack 230 different kinds of fruit and vegetable crops, it is native to southern asia and if you don't eradicate it quickly it threatens a million
dollar industry. ktvu news is available for the ipad. the new app can be found at apple's i e. >> of course. >> it is free. to find it type in ktvu in your search box. the new app features ktvu's most up to date news, weather and traffic and one of the key features is the live video player where you can watch all of our newscasts live. and again it is free. >> which is a great app, great to watch that streaming and we are really excited to have that app now on the ipad. >> that's right. >> time now 7:23 and let's head right over to sal, who is trying to deliver us some friday light today. >> we are trying to. as a matter of fact we are doing the friday light commute this morning. claudine and dave. in san francisco later tonight san francisco giants and the dodgers. big game, sold out for tonight at at&t park. that is 40,000 people coming in to the city to see that game. and also tonight it is critical mass, the bike ride that takes place on the last friday of
every month, riding around downtown. now getting into san francisco at the bay bridge is not bad. and this morning it has been light. so if you are trying to come in for the game later tonight i have a feeling it is going to be kind of a grind here. you might want to consider using bart or public transit. the morning commute on northbound 17 at hamilton avenue there was an earlier crash there gone now. traffic continues to move along well on northbound 101. slowing after 880 in sunnyvale. now to steve. >> sal, thank you, happy friday. low clouds out there, a good- sized fog bank, breaks in there, san jose, a little bit on the peninsula but plenty of gray to go around. in fact i think we have topped out. it has maxed itself out today and will see a burn off sooner as we head into the weekend, but today low clouds, cool cool pattern, local drizzle, 50s to near 60, temperatures stuck threw the cloud cover, fairfield gusts to 32 miles per hour out of the west-southwest. a spin near seattle port right there, is helping keep that in
place, so low clouds, fog, sunny, breezy, windy at times, a chilly drizzly morning for some, coast and bay. inland temperatures 60s and 70s, concord 77, livermore 79, a few 80s, again more of a west wind, temperatures will warm up inland on saturday, the fog burns off especially on sunday, away from the coast 80s and 90s well inland early next week. >> all right, steve, time now 7:25. she has been missing for a month now but now it is a little glimmer of hope a 19- year-old uc davis student may still be alive. >> this is burning overnight. i will tell you why they believe it is suspicious. >> in the wake of the colorado shooting the criticisms coming out about the response times of some first responders.
7:28. an overnight fire in the east bay raises fears of arson. a parked truck may have been torched. ktvu's paul chambers is near the castro valley san leandro border where that burned up truck is still in the driveway. right? >> reporter: yes, that is true, i will show you in a second, it has surrounded by criminal activity, take a look, it is
charred up, not too bad but i wanted you to see no stairwell, that is gone, and that is why police and firefighters believe this may be a suspicious fire. >> i saw the flames out the window and saw my roommates truck was on fire so i call 911 and i let my other roommate know to get out of the house because i was afraid it was going to explode. >> ryan hall goes on to say the proximity of the truck to his home is why he thought it would explode. it is in the driveway. he said it grew within seconds. he was scared but calm. grabbed the dogs and alerted a roommate. they made it out safety but this is not the first time they had issued surrounding this track. 24 hours before someone vandalized it. >> someone -- you know somebody came and took off the tires at the truck and he wasn't home. >> once again no one was hurt
and it is being looked at as sus suspicious. you can see the truck on cinderblocks because someone stole the tires and you can see that, and also the proximity of the truck to the house they are lucky it didn't spread further and they are expected to be out here today and decide and make a decision as to what caused the fire and see if it night be linked to the prior crime. >> two peabs babies rescued after the driver led them on a chase. it started after that. the car crashed into another car there. two mall children were inside that stolen car. they were not hurt. the driver was arrested there. another person inside the stolen car ran away but was captured. police have not released information on the connection between the driver and the
children. a police radio breakdown during the president's visit may be the last straw for oakland, they are thinking about joinic that. oakland spent 18 million on its radio system last year but officers say it fails 500 times a month. a transmission tower wept off- line monday preventing them from communicating with each other, however they say the president's security was never affected. >> 7:31, a judge has ordered the university of colorado to seal its records about the former student and accused movie theater shooter james holmes. he enrolled at the medical campus in june 2011 but dropped out a year later. now he is accused of killing 12 and injurying 58 others during the batman movie last friday. the judge says giving out that information would hinder an ongoing investigation. holmes is due back in court monday to be formerly charged.
response times of ambulances are being questioned after last week's movie theater shooting. the denver post reports at least six nearby medical responders were not called to the scene for more than 20 minutes. in some cases they were never called. aurora's fire chief says he is disappointed that people are second guessing what he calls the exceptional work performed by first responders. >> police in camel are urging witnesses to step forward following that. he was hit by a car. the driver stopped and is cooperating. alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor. that person is due back in court, they say she ran a red light and hit a victim in a crosswalk. the victim died later. prosecutors have charged her
with felony vehicular manslaughter. >> our time is 7:33. there is a glimmer of hope about the disappearance of a 19- year-old uc davis student. el dorado county investigators have not said why but in a news couches yesterday they told reporters they believe linea lomax is still alive. last seen leaving a counseling center where she was getting treatment following a stress related break down. she is considered at risk because she needs medication. investigators are focusing on her facebook account, her cell phone and on bank accounts. authorities in southern california say they are seeing more drug smuggling off the california coast. yesterday the coast guard confiscated 8500 pounds of marijuana near los angeles harbor, since october of last year more than 90 million dollars worth of marijuana has been found on boats, 4 times more than the year before. >> janitors and labor groups
will march through san francisco today. it began at noon at 101 california street in the city's financial district. they are demonstrating against cleaning and contractors and businesses that employ them, sticking points include the cost of healthcare. they have authorized them to call a strike if necessary. it expires at the end of the month. they held another demonstration at a san francisco hotel there. this time they picketed outside the grand hyatt at union square. they have been working without a contract for three years. they were joined by members of the nfl players association and lgbt groups. >> 7:35. we told you the giants are playing tonight. you may want to avoid san francisco around rush hour tonight. critical mass organizers say their monthly ride will start tonight 5:30, justin herman plaza near market streets, and
yes, delays are expected. >> all right, time now 7:35. that is always good to know, to know to avoid that area. sal castaneda, what is the areas maybe to avoid this morning? hi, sal. >> that's right, these are the areas to avoid, maybe you will be in our trying to get out when all that is going on so we just mentioned so be aware. highway 4 looks good, slow traffic in antioch but not that pad to bay point or concord. 680 from the venetia bridge to walnut creek looks good and doing nice leather. the toll plaza has been lighter than usual, some people like to call it friday light. coming into the city we told you about what the bridge might be like tonight and could be heavy. 880 and 101 in san jose that is a nice commute after a couple of bad ones this week. 101 is just a little bit slow
northbound near the 880 interchange. it is 736, let's go to steve. >> good morning, happy friday everybody, lots going on, san francisco marathon, kevin levy reminded me of that, also marie, a full marathon, half marathon, even ultra and fog burning of sooner, some but not as much as today. it has maxed out. local drizzle along the coast as well, foggy but by sunday high pressure building in and that fog will burn off sooner and come from 2500 feet down to a thousand feet but today it is cool. higher clouds from yesterday out of the picture so we have well sunshine if you don't have fog. there is a lot to go around, the gilroy garlic festival nice, upper 70s low 80s today. warmer each day but as you know it can be 105 this time of year. that will not be the case. a good sea breeze in place for many if you don't have low includes and windy.
travis gusts of 32, jennie and mike overcast. 50s, santa rosa 51. one spin, once that goes by high pressure will build in and temperatures warm up and fog burns off sooner. today a lot to go around, a cool morning, 60s and 70s 10 degrees below average for some especially away from the coast, clear lake 85, 76 walnut creek, 72 castro valet, livermore pleasanton, 79, sonoma, nhra racing and also beautiful, 77 san jose, 77 wood side and daily 6060 and the city 64 degrees, fog each day will be there but choser to the coast and burn off sooner which will allow inland temperatures to warm up claudine. >> thanks, steve. take a look at this, lightning over the empire state building in new york city. it was part of a huge storm
system that stretched from oklahoma to england. new research shows a threat to the ice cap. british scientists have found a rift a mile under the surface of antarctica, they made that discovery but here is the problem, it is melting the ice gap, some glaciers in that section are shrinking by more than one foot per year. the world is watching. up next live to london for more on the opening ceremonies getting underway today. facebook medications in its first quarterly report, we will tell you why investors are not happy and give you a look at the markets when we come back.
all right. you are taking a look at the market, it is up 65 points despite dispointing movement, facebook obviously struggling, right now 22 dollars down, almost 4 bucks, starbuck's not going great either, down by 12% after reporting results that weren't making investors very happy, so those all not good news for the market but market still doing well based opulent optimism from europe. speaking of europe they have been preparing for them for years and now the opening ceremony us just hours away, we are live now in london to tell you how the last minute
preparations are going, hi erin. >> reporter: hi, claudine. the excitement is definitely building. as you mentioned we are hours away from that opening ceremony set to take place just behind me in a brand new stadium. londoners are in the mood to celebrate. thousands turned out to watch it pass the most iconic landmark. it took 7 years and billions to bring it to this, a result is this. >> london is as well if not better prepared than any previous olympic city at this stage. yes, a cater problem in the biggest operation we have had to do in peacetime. >> teeth problems that include
a security snafu. >> it is humiliating shambles? >> i could not disagree with you. >> they do that, and they did that and they insist it will perform well. then there was the unusual rainy weather. it plagued them. set backs aside organizers say they are ready to put on a great game. today the torch taking its final trip up the river thames. later tonight it will take center stage at the stadium behind me. >> all right, thanks, erin mclaughlin reporting for us from london this morning. >> 7:44. one concern about having the summer olympics in london was the weather. so far the sun is out,
cooperating but london is known for rainy weather even in the summer. [ singing ] >> yes, help to help raise the odds of good weather british airways flew in native-american apache rain dancers all the way from arizona. they performed this rainbow dance to make sure the sun stays out in london. republican presidential candidate mitt romney's visit to lon don to watch the opening of the olympics got off to a rough start. >> i hear there is a guy called mitt romney who wants to know whether we are -- whether we are ready. he wants to know whether we are ready. are we ready? are we ready? yes, we are -- >> mitt romney ruffled feathers when he called the british preparations disconcerting and questioned whether they would support the games. >> do they come together and
celebrate the olympic moment? that is something we only find out once the games actually begin. >> mitt romney later said that everything he has seen in london indicates the games will be highly successful. >> the biggest energy company based in the bay area reported its profits dropped 7% during the last quarter, chevron reported earning 7.2 billion dollars. they said that is to blame. the news follows exxon mobiles reports its profits hit a record 15.9 billion dollars. investors are reacting to facebook's earning reports by selling off stock. they reported for the first time yesterday and did meet analysts expectations. but the stock did open down 3% this morning and right now it is down by 14%, selling at 23 dollars, a little bit over. facebook stock if you remember sold for 38 dollars a share when it had its initial public
offering last may. well, this morning south korea samsung reports a record profit of 5.9 billion dollars for the quarter, sales of the phone helped boost their lead over apple and that trend is expected to continue as many fans put off buying new phones until the next one comes out which is possibly october. samsung reports its flat screen division made a profit as lcd prices stabilized. >> 7:46. the latest report from the commerce department is raising new concerns the american economy could be stalling. the government reports the economy grew at an annual rate of 1.5%, actually down from 2% for the first three months of this year. that is not enough to lower the unemployment rate. consumer spending slowed as the american people bought fewer computers, cars and other long- term products. the personal savings rate went up by 4%. well michelin is recalling 841,000 tires because the tread
can separate, causing a rapid loss of air. there are 4 types of tires being recalled. sold under the b f goodrich commercial and uniroyal laredo tire names, those tires replaced no cost. no deaths or injuries have been connected to this problem. ford could be making a big change in the best selling vehicle of any kind in america. wall street journal reports by 2014 ford will start using aluminum instead of steel for the doors, the body, the roof and the tailgate of its f-150 pick up instructions, that could cut 750 pounds from it and improve fuel efficiency and also could increase the price of each truck by 1500 dollars. >> chick filet's opposition to day marriage may threat in its plan to open a restaurant in mountain view. the mountain view based company, the voice actually
reports gay marriage supporters have raised the 1000 dollar fee needed for them to hear an appeal on it. they raised them in 24 hours through and on-line petition. the san francisco mayor is also weighing in on the controversy. on twitter he posted the closest chick filet to san francisco is 40 miles away and i strongly recommend that they not try to come any closer. the mayors of boston and chicago also toll the company it was not wanted in their cities. well, first it was richmond, now a southern california city is proposing a tax on soda. the el monte city voted to add it to the ballot. the plan is nearly identical to the one in richmond, that makes el monte the second to propose such a tax. >> a one stop shop for tourists coming to san francisco. an opening ceremony was held yesterday for this new look center near union square. now the building houses a
visitors center where tourists can go in, book tours plans for trips to museums and also book a seat at a restaurant. >> so if you are from new zealand and only have a little while you can come up here, perhaps buy tickets to beach blanket babylon. >> the welcome center opens to the public on monday and the restaurant will open in a week. the museum is set to open in september. >> your time now 7:49. a new orleans landmark is gone. the firefight at this pie factory and why the company is so iconic. >> also ahead they won't be just cleaning streets. guess what? these sweepers may soon get a chance to pass out parking tickets.
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its history this morning. the iconic hubid pie company went up in flames. look at this huge blaze there, battling it trying to save it but for no avail. they are known for -- my mouth waters just talking about it. sugarcoated hand sized fried pies, the locals of new orleans have been enjoying them since 1922. the owner says he plans to rebuild and luckily no one was hurt. back here at home contra costa county continues to look for the best safety improvements for the walnut creek channel. sortly after two teen agers took a deadly rafting trip down that rage raging channel they launched a safety program. they find there are no easy fixes and will continue to look for the best possible solution. the water moves fast and the
flow limits their options. >> san francisco's transportation agency is considering a plan to attach cameras to street sweepers to help catch drivers parked illegally. two are already outfitted with cameras to determine whether it is possible to get clear images of license plates. in september the program could be expanded to all street sweepers and would allow them to issue citations. thousands of people will by running through san francisco on sunday. the 35th san francisco marathon. runners will take off at 5:30. the route includes a trek across the golden gate bridge. runners crossing the bridge from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and some of the lanes will be closed to traffic. the san francisco marathon is the largest in northern california. >> 7:54. when you think of trend setting cities you might think san francisco, new york, los angeles. now a city in texas beats them all. according to forbes magazine,
houston, texas, this coolest big city in america. forbes looked at arts, nightlife and employment when they came up with their top 20 list. los angeles and san francisco still made it into the top. the city of oakland by the way came in number 16. >> a couple of cities in the coolest. >> yeah. >> right sal? how is traffic? traffic cool? >> all i can say it is a very subjective list i am sure. >> yeah. >> good morning, let's take a look at the commute now. traffic is moving along pretty well. nice i would say you call it a cool commute. 80 westbound though slow. you can see it crowded down to the macarthur maze and traffic has not reached the bay bridge but it could reach the bay bridge. it looks like it is slow here. also the morning commute at the toll plaza has been light. it has been friday light here. remember tonight there is a giants-dodger game and also critical mass so you will see some slow traffic in the evening in san francisco. san jose commute has been good.
we have been watching it closely after a couple of bad ones the last few days bullet even northbound 101 looks good into san jose. 7:55 let's go to steve. >> sal you ever been to houston in july? >> no, houston, not very cool. >> temperature-wise that is for sure, lots of humidity and heat. well, we have high heat but cool, 50s and 60s, another big fog bank, a couple of reports, anna said it is windy, yeah, sure is, gusts of 30 miles an hour there, fog and a cool pattern and we have bottomed out on it, 60s, 70s and 80s, high clouds are gone, two systems one there and another there causing it, livermore is 59, concord 58, so a cool cool set, setting the stage here for us today put a rebound into the temperatures as we go into the
weekend so fog, sun breezy, chilly for some, 60s, 70s for many and 80s, but even with that getting a west wind. night and morning fog will continue and become shallower so drizzle near the coast. inland temperatures will warm up on the weekend. we will continue that in parts of early next week. >> time now 7:56. a big announcement came from the vatican hours ago. the change coming to the top of the san francisco archdiocese. >> we are live in san francisco where neighbors woke up to the sights and sound of what looked like a huge geyser. we will explain how it happened coming up. >> live in san jose at a memorial for a couple gunned down at their home. we will tell you the new information police revealed overnight about the suspect.
complete bay area news coverage continues, this is ktvu mornings on 2. >> good morning, welcome back, i am claudine wong. >> i am dave clark, friday, jewel 27th, tory has the day off. still following developing news in the castro district. crews out there turned off the water after a early morning water main break. ktvu tara moriarty has been out there since 4:30.
you can tell us now what caused us and some charges that may be filed against the driver, tara. fire hydrants are not cheap and can run 11,000 dollars and that is what used to be in this hole until this morning a drunk driver came along crews say at least 50,000 gallons of water gushed several stories high into the air for three hours this morning. that is because witnesses say a drunk driver smashed into the fire hydrant. crews had a hard time turning it off pause the force of the water was so great. eventually workers parked their truck over the geyser and were able to get in there and shut it off. it happened around 2:00 this morning. by 5:00 they turned it off. police took the driver into custody. luckily no one was hurt and there was no flooding to nearby homes. public works crews did not have
to shut off water to neighbors but there was low water for three hours. the person responsible for the accident may be forced to pay a hefty water bill. out here live you can see the water is trickling down into the sewer and that saved the homes as the water gushed down into there, tara moriarty, ktvu channel 2 news. >> san jose police have released information on the car belonging to a double murder suspect. janine de la vega is live at a memorial for the victims with new information released by police overnight. >> reporter: claudine, police say the suspect may be driving a black nissan maxima and may be in route or already in southern california. now officers say he is responsible for gunning down this couple at their house here on north 7th street. this makeshift memorial, lots of people have left flowers and these candles have been burning all night. here is the car similar to the one police are looking for.
a black 2006 nissan maxima with a license plate number of 6-t-i- w-6-9-1. police believe the suspect pedro medina knows he is wanted and could be using aliases while trying to get to mexico, authorities say he shot and killed them early monday morning at their home. their three children were home during the shooting and are now being cared for by their aunt. >> if he is thinking he is going to dissolve into mexico or maybe try to return to the united states later on under a different identity he is dreaming because we are not going to forget this and catch up with him eventually. >> last night a vigil was held for the family. friends and community members remembered them and gathered donations for the children. police also attended the vigil and their union has set up a fund for the jimenez children, their ages range from 5 to 8.
to help go to our website and click on web links. live from san jose, janine de la vega, ktvu channel 2 news. >> there was another police shooting in anaheim. officers responded to burglar alarm at a community center at 3:15 this morning and saw appliances on the street and a man leaving that building. one officer chased the suspected burglar, another one checked out a nearby car. that car came at the police officer, that is when he opened fire. the driver of the car escaped but the burglary suspect was captured. now police say they are not sure if the driver was wounded. they checked lot hospitals. so far they turned up nothing. >> -- terrorize people, they claim to protect -- >> now there are protests against the recent wave of police shootings within anaheim, and last night in san
francisco a few dozen people marched through the embarcadero and market street areas, solidarity protests are held nationwide from them. demonstrations are planned tonight. >> tonight is the concert to honor the memory of a young musician. jenny lin played the viola. she was killed in her home in 1994 and no arrests have ever been made. this concert is in memory of lin and is set to start tonight there. it will feature 300 young musicians who have taken part in the music program named after jennie lin. san francisco is getting a new archbishop. he is retiring. he has led the archdiocese since 2005. pope benedict has accepted his resignation and has named oakland bishop as his
successor. the arch archdiocese will hold a news conference later. >> the san francisco fire department sending out a warning make sure you don't become the victim of a scam. they say someone has been calling homes and businesses using the fire department's name to ask for money or personal items. the fire department says it never solicits, if you think you have been a victim call them. >> police are looking for 4 men accused of a robbery and shooting inside a jewelry store. two employees and two customers were inside the store yesterday afternoon when the men stormed in with crowbars and guns. they demanded the owner open the safe and threatened to shoot her. she says one of the men fired a shot to break open in a display case. one shopper we talked to says it has made her more cautious. >> i will probably think twice. probably look around, probably more aware of my surroundings now especially if i have my
grandkids or my daughter or someone with me. >> police say a security guard was ail to able to follow them for a short time. they were in two cars, and were last seen heading north there. >> the governor there declared a state of emergency after tornadoes ripped the roofs off houses there. 16,000 people lost power, several buildings, including a hospital were damaged. this tornado is part of a big storm system. it moved from oklahoma to the northeast. >> i seen my ac coming through the window so i had to hold it. then i saw like the sky was just like blank because it was going by so fast. >> how did you feel? >> scared. my heart was beating really fast and i was worried about getting my son out. >> the red cross set up a shelter there. officials are telling residents to stay inside until the debris
is cleaned up. the national weather service also checking reports of a tornado in pennsylvania. look at this amateur video of a funnel cloud forming over the town of muncie, pennsylvania. at least one death has been blamed on that storm. >> all right. your time now is 8:06. let's go right out to sal, if you are headed out the door trying to get to work not so bad. right? >> not so bad at all. i would say. you and i are both optimists, i would say it is bullish, the commute is bullish. let's take a look at what we have now. traffic is doing okay. there is one minor glitch, minor injuries on this crash southbound 680, off-ramp, not major injuries but still checking somebody out. the good news is it is not in the lanes on the off-ramp there. move the maps to the east shore freeway 80 westbound looks good. there is a new crash reported in berkeley, let's go to the east shore freeway, west 80 near gillman. top of your screen you can see
looks like something could be going on there. the traffic gets better right after university avenue. and here is a good look at 237. it is light. so you should be happy if this is normally your commute, well it is your commute today it looks good. 8:07 let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. all right. good morning. i always go chat with sal but anyway low clouds around, some breaks but big fog bank and drizzle, that should be sending soon. getting helped along by two systems one yesterday and today but by tomorrow high pressure builds in and this fog bank will get compressed and burn off sooner but still fog near the coast, the inland temperatures will warm up start starting tomorrow and sunday. a lot going on, we already talked about that, maybe fog and drizzle but sun, and drag racing there really nice maybe
warm on sun, but they look nice and of course, that as well which as you know can be darn hot. well that is not the case, 70s to 80s today, warmer saturday, more so on sunday. still nice. west-southwest 25 gusts to 32 at travis. i that tells you everything you need to know. temperatures have not gone anywhere due to the cloud cover because they are stuck. you see the one system there after that high pressure here -- right there, right there, high pressure will build in. warmer inland not really but fog decreasing to lower levels. friday today is when we bottom out then turn it around and warm things up. tahoe forecast nice as well, the morings cool but afternoons warmer each day, 76, today 78, near 80 by sunday, so looks good to go. fog, sun, breezy to windy in spots, kind of a cool cool morning, cool to mild to warm but that warm is not that warm. fairfield 80. but there is a good rip-roaring
see breeze out there. clear lake 85, 72 navato, 66 richmond, kentfield 72, 76 martinez, concord pleasant hills 77, antioch 85, 64 alameda, berkeley 67, 77 san jose, warmer at least lately towards reid hilt view so lower 80s los gatos, morgan hill and gilroy, 60s on the coast, san bruno, brisbane, 68, fog retreating burning off sooner but by the waters edge, temperatures more on sunday and monday. >> cal trans testing a first of its kind system that will light up the new span of the bay bridge. here is how it looked as they flipped the switch for the first time. look at that. on the led lights last night during the evening commute. the company that makes light poles says the bridge poses special challenges. the architect called for 5 sided light poles to reflect the shape of the main tower but those poles have to be able to
survive a earthquake. >> normal cal trans pole may only be half an inch thick. where this pole is two inches thick. and it is strictly to be able to take the shock of an earthquake. >> cal trans says the new system will cut down on light pollution and also more energy efficient and will better light up the bridge without blinding drivers. when it is completed 48,000 lights will by on the eastern span. >> all right. something to see. time now 8:10. the port of oakland is losing business to canada. the financial reasons some shipping companies are choosing to dock north of the border. >> plus controversy surrounding the state parks. why people who donated to save those parks now want their money back.
all right. loathes lots of fog but starting to birnbach, a cool breezy day, 60s and 70s and drizzle as well, temperatures will warm up on the weekend. >> 8:13, this new government report just came out and says california ports are at risk of losing too much business to canada, scott mcfarlane is in our washington, d.c. newsroom now to tell us why some shopping companies are docking north of the border, scott. >> reporter: yeah, the u.s. transportation department report says they are by passing oakland and going to canada to save money. the report says 109 dollar per
tax per container u.s. tax part of the cause. the u.s. levees 109 dollar a container fee but canada doesn't which means they save money, local long shoreman and businesses near likely to take a hit because of it. >> there is an invisible blockade on boats, ships with container coming into the west coast of the united states, that invisible blockade is the harbor maintenance tax, we need to refortunately it as well and invest in there to make them more efficient. >> there is talk over overhauling that tax, perhaps applying it to all cargo that comes in by rail and the rest of the united states to prevent loss of business at the port of oakland. live in washington, scott mcfarlane, ktvu channel 2 news. >> president obama may be trying to steal some of the light light from mitt romney. this morning he is going to
sign legislation that expands military and civilian cooperation with israel ahead of romney's trip there tomorrow. romney has often criticized his policy toward israel. they say tens of thousands there could receive warnings of potential layoffs just 4 days before the november election if congress does not come to an agreement in avoiding reductions in there. massive numbers of layoffs right before the presidential election would be considered a blow to president obama's re- election hopes. >> time is now 8:15. for the first time now we are hearing some of the chilling phone messages the former penn state coach jerry sandusky left for one of his alleged victims. >> if you could get back to me and let me know i appreciate it and when you get this message give me a call and i will have to talk to you later. thanks, i love you. >> the voice mails are being
made public by the lawyers representing a victim who planned to file a law suited against penn state. his name has not been released but claims he sexually molested him in a locker room shower in 2001. sad story, the former indiana university basketball player seen on tape being choked by former head coach bobby knight has just died. at the age of 36. neal reid collapsed at his home in california yesterday. he leaves behind a wife and two daughters. back in 2000 he accused bobby knight of choking him at a practice three years earlier. bobby knight denied it until the practice video surfaced. bobby night was fired by the school later this year. >> an analysis by the san jose mercury news has discovered millions sitting in special funs one week after hidden funds were found in the parkings departments. some examples an account that
builds state counts have 27 million more than reported and a fund that helps problem gamblers have more than reported, another fund that assisted in prison guard training had more. othersed that less. they are going through all those funds line by line to investigate. many people who donated money to to save the parks are saying they want a refund. it all stems from that financial scandal involving 54 million hid h idden in accounts and they will do that and two others resigned. >> they busted them for pot
plants yesterday. they say paperwork found at the scene indicates it was being grown for the san jose based marijuana dispensary. an investigation continues this morning. city officials in sebastopol asked pg and e to delay installing smart meters but pg&e says it will push ahead and continue putting the meters in place because otherwise those customers would bed a a disadvantage. pg&e says smart meters help it restore power more quickly when there is a power outage. well drivers in walnut creek may soon be able to feed the parking meter without ever getting out of their car. in a few weeks an app will be available that will let drivers pay to park at a meter using their smart phones. >> as there is more and more users out there there is more interest and bringing downtown walnut creek parking into the 21st century. >> the city plans to test the program on locust street for a
couple of months then all downtown meters will probably work with that app within six months. >> well, we are just hours now from the olympics opening ceremony which will begin in london. ♪ [ music ] >> the three hour event is being produced by academy award winning director danny boyle of slumdog millionaire, paul mccartney will perform and queen elizabeth will on open the games. there is 1 secret, who has chosen to light the caldron, that is unknown. michelle obama is leading the delegation. there she is with sponge bob and square pants, there she is in the let's movie vent, and she and she is tying that into
that. she says that. >> we are rowed proud of you and you have a country back home rooting for her every second. so you have already won. >> yeah, they should hear them. she said this is the first time she attended them and very excited to be able to cheer them on in person. >> time now is 8. 20 guess what? what ma madonna fans are saying give me my money back. what she did that had them upset. >> also it is time to make those week especially plans and meteorologist steve steve paulson will tell us whether things will warm up. >> here things are warm up warming up in a bad way. i will tell you what is going on and maybe a way around it.
welcome back. time now 8:23. music fans in france are saying i want a refund after madonna cut her latest concert short. it was streamed live on utube and billed as an intimate show intended to promote tolerance. they got upset after she left early. listen. it was over that. it was after she threatened to
sue after a video she showed earlier. ited that an image of the party's leader with a swastika on her forehead. >> next weekend you will have a chance to catch the 2012 raiders in action, go to any of their stores and pick up tickets, tickets are available for next friday, saturday and sunday while they last. the raiders train there. >> in a little while sal will be saying the greatness of -- i can't say it like you say it sal. >> the greatness of the raiders. >> i can't do it like you. >> grew up listening to that. all right. good morning. let's go out and take a -- speaking of sports the raiders aren't on the horizon but the giants and the dodgers sure are so i want to we remind you tonight 40,000 people down there. three game series all weekend long. put that in the back of your mind especially if you take cal tran or want to get out of san francisco, also critical mass
is tonight in san francisco. let's take a look on the nimitzs freeway, a crash there 880 and all of a sudden what had been a light commute is slow up to down town oakland. i recommend 580 at an alternative. 580 looks good coming out of the lakeshore area toward the bay bridge and even from san leandro for the whole stretch so don't use 880 there. let's take a look at the bay bridge, it is light. just a warning because of events tonight it is going to be tough. an earlier accident there but traffic isn't too bad. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sir. a good morning. some of the fog burning out, marie and mark says sunny there. a couple of areas reporting sun but a lot of fog out there. plenty of low clouds to go around. anygood news for the weekend. yeah, fog will burn off sooner
as high pressure builds in, today the coolest day. a drop all weekend. gilroy garlic festival, this as good as it gets, 70s, 80s today, warmer saturday. you will notice it more on sunday but nice. same in sonoma for the nhra drag racing this saturday and sunday, sunday, sunday. west-southwest 24, gusting to 32 at fairfield, san francisco marathon also this weekend. looks like that fog will burn off sooner. there could be local drizzle since it is early. 50s and right about at 60 for a few. couple systems spinning but the last 1 moving into the pacific northwest that will allow high pressure starting tomorrow. highs today mainly in the 60s and 70s. there will be a couple of 80s again they get a west wind so it is nice. so lake tahoe forecast also looking good as well. temperatures slowly warming up. 70s today. maybe around 80 by sunday. the fog decreases, burns off
sooner, down closer sunday, inland temperatures up ers, maybe 90s. >> steve, time now is 8:27. a police chase ends in a crash in oakland, the two surprises found in the back seat of a suspected stolen car. >> overnight fire completely destroys this truck. i will tell you why investigators are calling it suspicious when mornings on 2 continue.
truck fire that sounds suspicious. >> reporter: that's correct, dave. as you can see the truck is right here. two days in a row different things have happened to it. last night there was a fire. it melted the glass, steering wheel and seats and destroyed the cab. i will tell you a witness here says the police were the first one on the cerne scene but not able to put it out. >> people did that and for the a fire extinguisher but he could not get close there was so much smoke. >> the call came out before midnight and once firefighters were on scene they had some residents evacuate their homes. the truck sits in the driveway of the house so one man who lives inside was afraid the fire would spread to the house so he grabbed his dogs, alerted another roommate and headed to the door. >> this is the one thing i was scared about was the dogs out of the house and everybody got out okay thank god. nobody got hurt. >> coming back out here live you can see the truck sitting
on blocks. that is part of the reason the fire is considered suspicious. wednesday night someone stole all the tires. later today investigators are expected to come back out here and determine what caused the fire and possibly see if it was linked to wednesday night's vandalism, once again like i said it is considered suspicious and no one was injured, paul chambers, ktvu channel 2 news. >> police say a driver who hit a san francisco fire hydrant early this morning causing a major water main break may have been driving under the influence. this happened at 2:00 a.m. at castro and henry streets. look at these pictures. it took crews three hours just to turn that water off. police say the driver will be responsible for paying the cost of replacing that hydrant. two babies were rescued from a stolen car after a driver led police on a short chase. it started at 11:30 yesterday morning when police chased a
car reported stolen from berkeley. it crashed into another car near east 16th street and 55th avenue. two little kids, children were inside the stolen car. they were not hurt. the driver was arrested there at the scene. another person in the stolen car ran away but was captured later. police have not given us any additional information on a possible connection between the driver and the those small children. a police radio break down during president obama's visit may be the last straw for the city of oakland. the city is considering joining a new alameda county contra costa county communication network which is due to begin in september. now oakland spent 18 million dollars on that radio system last year. some officers say it breaks down about 500 times a month. a transmission tower wept off- line on monday, that prevented oakland police officers from communicating with each other, however police are saying that
president obama's security was never affected. >> a judge has ordered the university of colorado to seal its records about former student and accused movie theater shooter james holmes. the 24-year-old enrollinged at the school's medical campus in 2011 but dropped out later. he is accused of killing 12 people and injuring 58 others during a showing of the dark knight rises last friday. the judge says providing the information would impede an ongoing investigation. holmes is due in court monday to be charged. response times of ambulances are called into question following the shooting. the denver post reports at least six nearby medical responders were not called there for more than 20 minutes and in some cases they were never called. the fire chief of aurora, colorado, says he is disappointed people are second guessing the exceptional work done by first responders. >> 8:34, police in campbell urging witnesses to come forward following a fatal accident involving a bicyclist. they say the 56-year-old man was riding down campbell avenue yesterday when he was hit by a
car. the 28-year-old driver stopped and is cooperating with police. alcohol and drugs don't appear to be a factor. a cyclist accused of fatally hitting a pedestrian is in court to set a hearing. he ran a red light and hit a person in a crosswalk in march. the victim died a few days later. prosecutors have charged him with felony vehicular manslaughter. >> there is a glimmer of hope in the disappearance of a uc davis student. investigators won't say why but at a press conference yesterday they did tell reporters they believe he is still alive. lomax was last seen leaving a counseling center where she was getting treatment following a break down. she is considered at risk because she needs medication. investigators are focusing on her facebook account, cell
phone and bank accounts. >> authorities there say they are seeing more drug smuggling above the coast. yesterday they confiscated pot near the harbor. since october more than 90 million worth of marijuana has found on boats, 4 times more than the year before. >> janitors and labor groups marching through san francisco today. it starts at noon in the financial districts. the janitors are protesting against cleaning contractors and the businesss that employ them. the sticking points include the cost of healthcare. the jean janitors have authorized them to call a strike if necessary. the contract runs out at the especially at the end of the month. they held another demonstration there. this time they picketed outside the grand hyatt at union
square. they have bone been working without a contract for three years, they were joined by members of the nfl players association and the lgbt groups. >> let's go out to sal for a check of our roads. how are we doing? >> doing better although we had that problem on 880 that might surprise some people since it has been so light. let's go right to 880. it is slowing down because of a crash at 23rd, two miles away from here. the coliseum. the best thing would be to use 580, it is looking very good and would be a much better opens than 880. let's move along and take a look at the bay bridge toll plaza. nice and light. once again a reminder tonight giants and the dodgers in there
and there it is slow. let's go to steve. >> thank you, sal. we mentioned that, looks like fog, drizzle then sun, giant- dodgers series, gilroy garlic festival and the sonoma drag racing and that, how could i forget about that. but rain went up there, 2500 feet, drizzle there should end soon. high pressure wants to build in just a little bit of the it will start tomorrow but more noticeable sunday, gilroy starts then and you can see that, and you can see why. the fog is rerighting retreating sooner as the high
builds in that will squash it. 60s there have not moved at all but some of it is burning off. one system will move in that is giving us an enhancement of that, so cool and breezy but these are temperatures that are like that. those are mainly 70s, richmond 76, 76 is cool. pittsburgh 83, 79 pleasanton, 64 alameda, 76 santa collar, a santa clara, and warmer there and a cool couple of days, but squires there and 70s on the peninsula, up to the sierra nevada, tahoe, truckie or mount
shasta all looking good. fog burning off, those are your temperatures there, when we meet again. >> new research showing a threat to the ice cap. british scientists found a rift createing a valley one mile beneath the surface, this is deeper than the grand canyon. they found it with ice penetrating radar. the problem is that valley brings in warmer ocean water and melting the ice cap. some of the glaciers in that area shrinking by 1 foot every year. authorities shot and killed a mountain lion after it smashed down a door there. the homeowner called 911 when she heard a big crash and commotion coming from in her house. she thought it was a burglar. deputies came out. they didn't find a suspect, instead they found a mountain lion hiding in a nearby tree.
authorities shot it. they said it was a public safety hazard. >> three fruit flies were found in santa clara county and officials are moving fast to get rid of them. they will put out bait stations to attract and kill male fruit flies. they attack 230 different kinds of fruit and vegetable controls. the fly is native so southern asia and threatens a multi- million dollar industry. >> a big announcement from the vatican, changes are coming to the top of the san francisco archdiocese. >> he reacts to comments by mitt romney criticizing the olympics. >> plus you can get that app and watch it live on your smart phone, you can be connected anytime, anywhere.
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104 points. things looking good there even though things are not all good. traders are happy the europeo -- actually the pledge from the european central bank is making people feel more optimist pick about the situation over there. >> 8:44. we will bing you up to date on most other top stories right now. police released information on a car they believe a double murder suspect is driving. police say pedro medina may be on his way to mexico in a black 2006 nissan maxima. the license plate 6-t-i-w 691. medina is accused of shooting marybel and pedro jimenez monday night. the governor of new york declared a state of emergency after a tornado ripped the roof off houses in el myra. 16,000 customers lost electricity and several
buildings including a hospital was damaged. that was part of a system that stretched from oklahoma to the northeast bringing thunder and lightning and tornadoes. the opening ceremony of the olympics is just hours away, the three hour production will feature a lot of performers including sir paul mccartney. we still don't know who will lit the caldron. >> we learned the pope accepted the resignation of the archbishop here. tara moriarty is live to explain who has been tapped to replace him. >> reporter: some say this aappointment my create shock waves in san francisco. we will explain why in a moment. but he is going to announce his replacement, whom we understand is from oakland. let's take a picture of the both of them side by side. the ingoing and outgoing. the bishop whom he just appointed will take over today,
recognized as a leading force behind the 2008 passage of proper situation 8, the ballot initiative that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. in june he came into conflict for them, who refused his request to take an oath pledging to uphold church teachings regarding human sexuality. the archbishop election is 56 and was appointed there in 2002 and bishop of oakland since 2009. here is what he replaces. he has led them for 7 years and has found himself facing opposition from gay rights activists and the high profile statements of nancy pelosi, a resident of the archdiocese, so in a city known for progressive movement toward gay marriage, this selection by the pope will
likely face tough criticism. more coming up at noon. >> 8:47. republican presidential candidate mitt romney's visit to london to watch the beginning of the olympics got off to a rough start. romney -- romney ruffled feathers in britain when during a tv interview he called the british preparations there disconcerting. the prime minister commented on, that comparing the london games the ones romney was in charge of in 2002 in salt lake city. >> we are holding an olympic games in the bustling city. of course it is easy if you hold it in the middle of nowhere. >> mitt romney is due to attend the ceremonies tonight. >> the biggest energy company based in the bay area reported its profits dropped 7% during the last quarter, chevron
reported earnings of 7.2 billion dollars and say that is to blame. the news follows exxon mobil's report its profits hit a record. they are reacting to the earnings report by selling off stock. facebook reported earnings yesterday and did meet analyst expectations but the stock opened down 3% this morning and it hasn't done much better all morning long. facebook stock sold for 38 dollars a share and when it had its initial public offering that is the price it was last morning. this morning samsung reports a record profit for the quarter. sales of the galaxy phones help boost their lead over apple. that trend is actually expected to continue as fans put off buying new phones until that next generation iphone comes out, which is possibly october. sum sung reports its flat screening division made a profit as lcd prices stabilized. >> the latest report from the commerce department raises new
concerns the u.s. economy could be stalling. the government reports the economy grew at an annual rate of 1.5%. that is down from 2% for the first three months of the year. that is not enough to lower the unemployment rate. consumer spending slowed as americans bought fewer computers, cars and other long- term products. the personal savings rate went up by 4%. michelin is recalling 841,000 tires because the tread can separate causing a rapid loss of air. there are 4 types being recalled, sold under the names b m goodrich commercial and uniroyal laredo, tires replaced at no cost. so far no deaths or injuries have been connected to the problem. >> 8:50. there is troubling new information about people with the aids virus. the cdc reports 72% of americans with h hiv do not
have it under control. nearly 20% don't know they are affected, young people and african americans are the least likely to receive good medical care. one bit of good news more are living longer, by the end of the decade more than half will be over 50. first it was richmond, now they are proposing a tax on soda. they voted to do that. the plan is nearly identical to that one, which drew national attention, that makes makes them the second to propose that. >> their view may do that. they raised the fee needed for the city council to hear an appeal stone the location. supporters raised that money in 24 hours through a petition. san francisco mayor is also
talking about the chick filet same sex marriage controversy. on twitter he posted the chick filet -- the closet chick filet to frap frap san francisco is 40 miles away and i strongly recommend they not try to come any closer. now the mayors of boston and chicago also told the company they also don't want it in their cities. >> if you find yourself graving garlic flavored ice cream this weekend look no further than the gilroy garlic festival. it starts today and they will enjoy the experience through sunday night. despite the earlier theft of a thousand tickets the festival still expects high ticket sales with hopes of more than 100,000 people in attendance the festival president says that theft only affects the non- profits who benefit from the proceeds. >> 8:52. breaking news just coming in. there has been a big shake up at cnn. we will tell you about it. >> also it is another reason to
pay attention to those street sweeping signs. how san francisco street sweeper machines could soon tempt drivers parked illegal. >> also we are looking outside, traffic, there is a tie up in oakland. sal is coming back with one more check of your friday morning commute. happy birthday! thank you, nana send money to anyone's checking account with chase quickpay. all you need is an email address or mobile number. you're welcome. take a step forward and chase what matters.
8:55. the president of cnn has aannounced he is resigning. he has been with them for 10 years. >> they are not opening until this fall but already making a big mark. they are hold us a press conference this morning to announce a 25,000 dollar donation to the bay area red cross. it is to help with preparedness and response efforts in san francisco neighborhoods. the new store is bringing 500 now jobs to the economy. >> 8:55. san francisco transportation agency is considering putting cameras on street sweepers to help catch drivers parked illegally. two street sweepers already have those cameras on them to determine whether it is possible to get clear images of license plates. in september the program could be expanded to all street sweepers and possibly allow
them to pass out those parking tickets. >> ktvu news is now available for your ipad. that new app can be found in apple's app store and it is of course free. if you want to find it just type in ktvu to the search box, it features up to date news, weather and traffic and one of the key features is the live video player where you can watch all the newscasts live. >> that's right and we can watch sal live because he is watching what is happening, 880 is not good is it? >> that's right, although they are opening up lanes so things are getting better but i would suggest 580 instead of 880 north for the time being. if you are going to to the toll plaza it is light. so get in while you can, this afternoon and this evening a much different story. there is a grass fire in
vallejo on laying herman so watch to that and the fire department is on the way. let's go to steve. >> low clods starting to burn off, temperatures today 60s, 70s, inland temperatures warm up and with all these events going on i would anticipate the warmest temperatures sunday, hot to warm inland on monday but a lot of fog. >> i like it. i was the first morning i woke up and thought b r. >> b r. >> that's right. >> thank you steve. that is our report, thank you for trusting us. we will see you the next time more news breaks. >> and be sure to join us for more on that. have a great morning everyone. send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org captions by terry james, caption colorado, llc.
troutman. welcome to another edition of "right this minute." we have videos first. a suspect on the run suddenly swerves into traffic. and cops say -- >> that this was intentional. >> the story behind the chase that took a sinister turn. she's 10 months old, she has down syndrome, and she happens to be the face of a major